Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda on 1995-02-26
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Let The Good Times Roll, West L.A. Fadeaway, Queen Jane Approximately, Lazy River Road*, Mama Tried**-> Mexicali Blues**, Don't Ease Me In**
Drums-> Iko Iko-> Samson & Delilah-> Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet+-> Eyes Of The World+,++-> Drums++-> Space+-> I Need A Miracle-> The Days Between+-> Not Fade Away+, E: Box Of Rain
Mardis Gras parade before second set. * Weir on acoustic, ** Weir on dobro like instrument, + w/ David Murray, ++ w/ Sikiru on talking drum. Other Artist(s): David Murray and Octofunk opened.
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|Let The Good Times Roll|
|West L.A. Fadeaway|
|Queen Jane Approximately|
|Lazy River Road|
|Mama Tried ->|
|Don't Ease Me In|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Ship Of Fools ->|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|I Need A Miracle ->|
|Days Between ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|Box Of Rain|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- I got the cassettes back in 1998 and forgot to circulate them
-- David Murray and Sikiru Adepoju play on most of Set 2
-- This recording is far from perfect but it's has some great stage banter
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- 2010-08-09 00:53:39
- Cassette -> Dat -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> FLAC
- Oakland, CA
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- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Thank you
I drove a good distance and my VW bus broke down along the way and we barely made it in time for "Help" on night one. We explored the Bay Area on day two and came back for this show. Fortunately, my bro and I scored tix just before the show started. It was Bill's only Dead show ever. So although it was not a great one for you, I must be grateful for Bill (and me).
As for Garcia's health-- clearly it was not great. Or maybe he was too stoned to play that night (and many nights during this era). But we are talking about no one other than Jerry Garcia. It's almost as if he was a god. How in the world did he live this long? Miracles methinks. Be grateful.
Subject: Bob's Guitar (and a defense of Vince)
Otherwise, it was probably less bad experiencing it as it happened, but Jerry's playing and singing are pathetic in this recording; he's a sad shadow of his former self. On the up side, Vince's Don't Ease keyboard solo was well played; too bad they gave him a MIDI imitation when he joined instead of real piano (or B3...sigh). As for Vince's vocals- his overall singing was fine, but his timbre and phrasing never totally meshed. Maybe he wasn't the right choice, though at the time I bet the list of available high-harmony singing keyboardists was quite short.
2 star average using quadratic equation with '95 Jerry (0 stars) and '95 rest of band (3 stars).
Subject: GAH! what's wrong with people?
Subject: Gosh, This is Awful.
Jerry. Drugs gave you a unique insight to play some incredible music that NO one else can duplicate. Drugs brought you to heights of greatness that few musicians can even imagine, and then - drugs destroyed you into a pile of steaming "what could have been's" leaving behind a man that used to be able to play triplets, impossibly difficult chord changes and rhythm shifts and in it's place left a man that couldn't play a 4/4 rhythm and sing the lyrics off a teleprompter.
Sad beyond all words.
All Phil cared about was the money, Bobby about the pussy, and Mickey and Billy about the, "Hammer of the Gods".
In the end, with all the glitter and acid faded away, Jerry was an overweight, sedentary diabetic in desperate need of help.
Enjoy your money, boys. Rhino and Ms. Koons, enjoy your unearned profits as well.
Jerry gave the best he had to give, and now his ship of money hungry "fools" reap the rewards.
Your time is coming.
Then there's Vince's singing. It was even more irritating than Donna's, and that's something I would never have thought possible before hearing Vince. Hiring Vince to replace Brent was a truly puzzling decision. Let's see . . . we're one of the biggest rock bands in the world, we have a massive fan base, hell, we're basically a cultural institution. We need a keyboard player. Any number of heavyweights would kill to be in our band, so let's get . . . . the guy from the Tubes, whom we don't know, have never played with, and who barely even knows our repertoire. Again, what were these people thinking?
Sorry to get off topic . . .
Subject: Typical of '95 ?
There may well be some good moments but I'd rather be listening to something else. Might have been fun to have been there but it ain't fun to listen to.
Subject: love is real
Jerry's vocals throughout are haunting and beautiful. What sets this one apart is the Not Fade Away that contained a very 'not for kids only' feeling jam that almost seemed to teeter on the 'mathilda jam' that the band was working with during that period. I thought it was creative and inspired almost sounding like carribean island music. It was pretty much the only extended solo jerry took the whole second set. I loved it and it makes this show worth it. Maybe this version of Not Fade Away might be a close second to the version at RFK later that summer if you would rank 95.
I love hearing the band interaction on this monitor recording.
Subject: Pants, Bob, Pants
But I'm not going to give any star rating because Vince sounds like a caterwauling alley cat stuck under the wheels of a dump truck throughout this show.